Michael Everson everson at
Fri Oct 1 20:46:34 CEST 2010

This does not address my concern.

On 2 Oct 2010, at 01:21, Doug Ewell wrote:

> Kent Karlsson <kent dot karlsson14 at telia dot com> wrote:
>> The examples given in the registration forms maybe will not become
>> mainstream; but when "respelling" is done officially it is called
>> "orthographic reform", or simply "spelling reform", and then it is
>> not a "respelling" anymore. So I'd say that this variant subtag would
>> not be as stable as desired.
> It sounded to me as though Mark was talking strictly about the kind of
> phonemic spelling you see in dictionaries that don't use IPA, not about
> alternative spelling systems that have the potential to become
> full-blown reforms.  Nobody seriously expects "nayshuhn" to take over as
> the official spelling.  It will always be a learner's spelling, and so I
> don't see much of a stability problem.
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